The coarsening of language never ceases to amaze me. The use of the word “butt” rather than “buttocks,” “derriere,” or other more appropriate terms from the so called editor-in-chief demonstrates either his lack of respect for women or his limited vocabulary (“Samohi aide accused of grabbing teen’s butt,” Feb. 2-3). I think perhaps that it is his language that is striving to be trendy and in vogue rather than erudite and a respectful journalist, which he never will be with his puerile vocabulary.

But what can I expect when I’m dealing with the SMDP; a throw-away newspaper where standards don’t exist. Very sad indeed.


Richard Galloway

Los Angeles

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